The AAFP has reviewed Tick-borne Diseases, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/11/2021 to 01/10/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s):
- 0.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – when a Blacklegged Tick Bite is More Than a Bite. (End date March 30, 2022)
- Be able to distinguish between asymptomatic and symptomatic blacklegged tick bites
- Understand general management principles for asymptomatic and symptomatic blacklegged tick bites.
Reports of known blacklegged tick bites appear to be a source of confusion for some clinicians. Only 20% or so of all patients with Lyme disease were aware of the bite that caused their infection. When a tick bite history is present, it is crucial to consider the bite in the broader clinical context. This activity is will help physicians distinguish between symptomatic and asymptomatic blacklegged tick bites.